Tighter than fear

by You Have My Word

I was given a poetry challenge of Facebook and figured why not post here what I write there. The challenge is to write a poem a day for thirty days. So here is the first of five:


You will not be for
gotten or taken for
granted for
you are a gift.
Present day holds you;
I promise:
as long as I am here and
as long as you are here and
as long as there is day and
as long as my memory lasts…
You will not be for
saken or left for
dead for
you are my life.
I hold you,
tighter than fear has ever held me
my dear.